mjuarez
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¿Cuándo se utiliza «primer» y «primero»?
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Una cosa importante es que hay que tomar en cuenta el género del sustantivo. Como dice leonbloy, es usa primer solo si es masculino. En caso el sustantivo sea de género femenino, siempre se usa ...

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What is the abbreviation for World War II?
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I've read a lot of historical books, specifically WWI and WWII, both in English and Spanish. There are no abbreviations in Spanish for them that I'm aware of. You simply refer to them as "Primera ...

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Appropriate expressions of jealousy
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With that context, the most appropriate one would be a variation of the third one: Me da envidia que LaPorte va a comer (o va a disfrutar) su excelente comida, y yo no. At the end, emphasizing ...

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Age range of niño, chico, muchacho, joven, etc
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Muchacha is a weird one in Guatemala at least, and I believe at least Honduras and El Salvador too. It's usually used to describe a servant or maid of the household. Not when addressing her (we ...

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¿Qué significa "tuanis"?
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En Guatemala, tuanis se escucha bastante, principalmente entre niños y jóvenes. Es una manera coloquial, no vulgar, de expresar que algo es de muy buena calidad, o que uno personalmente está muy bien....

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Spanish words for cake, pie, pastry, etc
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A lot of Central and South American countries actually now use English terms. These are the terms used in Guatemala, from personal experience: - cake --> pastel - pie --> pie - pastry --> ...

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Definición de "pistear"
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En Guatemala pistear indica dar dinero o algo de valor a cambio de un favor. Usualmente utilizado en forma peyorativa, ya que usualmente implica corrupción de algún tipo. Básicamente, dinero bajo la ...

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Me gustaría / quisiera / querría
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I think there are a few minor differences between them: Me gustaría is more of a long term wish, that can only be satisfied over time, maybe a few years. Por ejemplo, Me gustaría ser doctor cuando ...

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Cómo decir "college dropout"?
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La verdad, no creo que las personas que hablamos español seamos mejores estudiantes. En mi experiencia, el término más usado es "no se graduó de la universidad", o más coloquialmente "no se graduó de ...

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What is the most idiomatic translation of "no way!"
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Another colloquial term used commonly is nada que ver. See here: What's the meaning of the expression "nada que ver"?

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Definition of 'escuela' and 'colegio'
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In Guatemala, for some reason, the distinction is whether it's public or private education: Escuela is a public school. Colegio is a private school. Universidad is a university, regardless of funding ...

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Why is "voy" used in "voy perdiendo" instead of "estoy"?
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Both "voy perdiendo" and "estoy perdiendo" would be understood as "I'm losing". However, from my experience, the first one is preferred, especially when whatever you're talking about is still not ...

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Comida: picante vs picor
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En mi experiencia (Guatemala y Centro América), se usa las palabras picante o con chile. Independientemente de si el origen del picante es chile o no. Comida con chile Comida picante

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"Maje" (or "mae") in Nicaraguan Spanish
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In Costa Rica, mae is a "crutch" word used at the end of a lot of sentences. Similar to the vos used elsewhere in Latin America. Qué fue lo que dijiste, mae? Mae, yo sé, mae. It can mean &...

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What does "alma sucia" mean?
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I've never heard it before. Maybe a regional/slang term for something else? As far as I know, you're correct, "dirty soul" is the actual meaning.

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¿Se escribe "satisfactibilidad" o "satisfacibilidad?
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Personalmente, he escuchado ambos términos. Satisfacibilidad es utilizado en documentos y/o libros técnicos, pero no necesariamente implica que satisfactibilidad esté incorrecto. Similar a cómo en ...

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